HTML5 Canvas and IE
Anybody that can help me with this question will already be aware of the limitations of IE and the HTML5 canvas (essentially - it doesn't exist)
The chart plotting library I'm using (Flot) relies on the Canvas element to draw. It comes bundled with ExCanvas for IE support, but I found this to be unacceptably slow when it comes to interactivity (simply enabling highlighting on hover slows it to a snail's pace).
FlashCanvas is much more responsive but unfortunately the free version allows no customisation over the context menu, which includes a "Save as image" option that relies on a PHP script. My site is ASP.NET and I have no desire to try running PHP alongside it just for the sake of a single script. As I have zero budget, FlashCanvas Pro is off the cards.
So my question is, is anybody aware of any other libraries that will provide Canvas support in IE?
HTML5 Canvas is supported in IE9 and above. Unfortunately IE8 accounts for the largest proportion of internet traffic still. If it wasn't a commercial website I'd just make it a requirement that the users use a modern browser, or have reduced functionality/poorer UX. There is no better alternative for ExCanvas and FlashCanvas (depending on your needs), that I know of.